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How to enter and win a Microsoft Partner of The Year Award at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014
Winning a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award not only showcases the capabilities and solutions your company brings to the market, it also brings your company positive press coverage (including: being acknowledged in press releases, award logos, local press templates, and web banners), which can lead...
21 Jan 2014
Top posts, milestones, anniversaries, and more from 2013
As we kick off 2014 and say good-bye to 2013, I thought I’d take a few quick moments to look back and recap some of the milestones, anniversaries, top posts, etc. from 2013 in case you might have missed them. After all, we all know how hectic our days can become in this fast paced world of technology...
7 Jan 2014
Announcing the new Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone
I am very happy to announce that the new Microsoft Info Partner mobile app for Windows Phone, which is now available for download in the Windows Phone store. This Windows Phone mobile app brings you Microsoft resources, information, insights, tips, and more, delivered right to your phone, when and where...
14 Oct 2013
What’s up with your Microsoft Information Partner app, Eric?
Ok, let’s address some questions I’ve been getting lately about my Microsoft Information Partner Windows Phone mobile app (blank feeds, no Twitter, can’t download), and some questions I expect, given my announcement today: “ Announcing the new Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone .” If...
14 Oct 2013
Learn Windows Azure with these free Microsoft Virtual Academy courses online
Microsoft offers a large variety of learning resources and training to help you on your journey to learn about technology many of the solutions we have to offer. One of these key technologies is Windows Azure. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy...
30 Sep 2013
What you should know for Worldwide Partner Conference Day 4.
How quickly it has come and how quickly it has gone. Can you believe we are here on Day 4, the final day, of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013? Before we get into the overview of today, how about that amazing Worldwide Partner Conference Partner Celebration last night at Minute Maid Park?!?!? That was...
11 Jul 2013
Ready for Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 2? Some things to know…
Welcome to day 2 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013! Yesterday was a fantastic start to the conference, I thought, and it was wonderful to see and hear so much positive feedback and excitement from the partners both here at the conference, as well as those joining virtually through social media. For...
9 Jul 2013
Welcome to Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 1! Some things to know…
Welcome, everyone, to Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 1 here in Houston! I’m very excited for another WPC together with you all and looking forward to connecting with you here in Houston. Remember, I’m looking forward to the 2013 Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference, so be sure to come...
8 Jul 2013
Almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks, covering Windows 7, Windows 8, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Office Web Apps, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013,
FREE! Now there’s a word that everyone can get excited about, right? Well, after looking at the results of the three “Free Microsoft eBooks” posts I have shared here this fiscal year (Microsoft’s fiscal year is July 1 – June 30), it is amazing to see the excitement that has come about from them and the...
28 Jun 2013
The first broad expansion (over 50 additions/expansions!) for the new Microsoft Information Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone
Last week I let you all know about the re-branding, expansion, and launch of the former Microsoft Partner Information mobile app into the Microsoft Information Partner mobile app, now serving everyone interested in Microsoft and the solutions we have to offer. In that announcement, I explained that with...
26 Jun 2013
The next chapter for the Microsoft Partner Info, I mean Microsoft Info Partner Windows Phone Mobile App
Just over two years ago, my Microsoft Partner Information Mobile App made its debut in the Windows Phone Marketplace, bringing a single solution to pull together information for Microsoft Partners around the world, right on their mobile phones. Since that time, my Microsoft Partner Information mobile...
20 Jun 2013
Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server
Last summer I put up a post that offered a collection of free Microsoft eBooks across a variety of topics and the response was incredible. Because of the phenomenal response, I followed it up with a second post that contained another set of free eBooks for people to download. After these posts went live...
18 Jun 2013
Please welcome Microsoft Virtual Academy to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App
Today I am happy to welcome Microsoft Virtual Academy to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App ! At approximately noon PST today, the Microsoft Virtual Academy stream was added into the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App (through dynamic updating powered by Windows Azure) and can now be found inside the...
4 Apr 2013
Final days to get your WPC 2013 Award nomination in!
Each year at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft recognizes partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This year is no exception, and once again, winners of these prestigious awards will receive a collection...
2 Apr 2013
The Big Easy 10 Offer is back! Claim your money now.
Several years ago, we introduced a The Big Easy Offer, a program that provides Microsoft partner subsidy dollars to companies that purchase qualifying Microsoft products through various Volume Licensing programs, such as the Open Business, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription programs. Since that...
20 Mar 2013
Collection of more than 40 Windows 8 Partner skills and training resources for you
To help keep you up to date on some of the new, as well as some of the existing Windows 8 skills development and training resources we have available for you, I am sharing a collection of February updates here for you to use: What’s New: New in the Partner Learning Center (PLC): Pitch Perfect: Windows...
21 Feb 2013
Only days left for the Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade promotion
Back in October, we began offering a Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer of $39.99 for people upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (SP3). The promotional price is limited to one upgrade per PC and a maximum limit of five upgrade licenses per customer. This promotion is for...
28 Jan 2013
Recommended Small Business Scenarios with Windows Server 2012 Guide Available for Download
Back at Worldwide Partner Conference, several of us from Microsoft sat in a room with our SMB PALs from around the world and discussed small business server solutions moving forward with the arrival of Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. One of the asks from the partner community...
27 Nov 2012
Free Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition eBook now available for download in PDF, MOBI, and EPUB editions
Last month I put up a series of two posts here on the blog providing you with access to over 80 FREE Microsoft eBooks that you can download in a variety of formats, covering topics from: SharePoint, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Windows 8, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, Duet...
7 Sep 2012
FREE Microsoft exam retakes with the ever-popular Second Shot certification exam offer!
Here is some very exciting news for all of you out there looking to ramp up your certifications or those looking to earn their first Microsoft certification. As of yesterday, the very popular Second Shot offer is now back in market and applies to all IT professional and developer certification exams...
28 Aug 2012
Windows 8 RTM download is here! Information and resources for you.
As you know, last week on August 16th, Microsoft partners with a gold or silver competency gained access to Windows 8 Enterprise RTM internal-use benefits through our Digital Distribution Center and as of today, Microsoft Action Pack subscribers can gain access to Windows 8 Pro. With this milestone,...
20 Aug 2012
Announcing Virtual Chat, Dynamic Updating, and more now in the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App v3.0
As you know, the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App was originally launched with the concept of helping you, our Microsoft partners, more easily find and connect with information here at Microsoft. With the new 3.0 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App, which is now available in the Windows...
8 Aug 2012
Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more.
Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you...
27 Jul 2012
2012 Microsoft Partner Of the Year Award Winners and Finalists Announced! Congratulations to you all!
Today, Microsoft announced the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. These winners and finalists were selected from nearly 3,000 entries coming in from over 100 countries! Wow, that’s an impressive number of submissions, partners! Thank you to all of you that submitted your...
25 Jun 2012
Microsoft June 2012 Security Bulletin and security webcast info posted
This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and .Net Framework. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-036...
13 Jun 2012
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